Originally Posted by Douglas
I don't know how people can live in places where you can find a poisonous snake in your backyard. The thought of that just scares the bejeesus out of me. I'd have built a triple electric fence with laser beams attached to motion sensors.
BTW, snakes love bamboo.
I killed several in my backyard growing up. Usually used a garden rack or shovel. At that age you feel fairly invincible and I don't think I was ever in any real danger. Once we moved into the city I didn't see them around anymore.
FWIW, I was more worried about the centipedes that would turn up on occasion. Those things would get rather large but easy enough to miss when walking in the lawn.